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Internetrouter speed not equal

Hi, I was downloading stuff today at 30kbs/second, and i was the only active person on my router then, my friend downstairs started downloading and my speed dropped to 2kbs/sec, i went downstairs and took a look at his connection...28kbs/sec, aint routers supposed to distribute equal amounts of transfer speed? -no, i am not far away from the source of the download -we are using the same networks card -i dont have viruses -no other downloads were on -i unplugged him, my speed went back to normal -and i used wires on this wireless router any advise how to fix it? thanks a lot.

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  • Cross Wise Apr 15, 2007

    yep, the bandwith is only 30kbs, im using shaw lite speed

    ah, bout the FW update, i don't really know about that, ill try it

    driver updates...hmmm... ill try that too

    and about the statement, yes we are both usign hard-wired connetions

    thanks for the solutions :)

  • Cross Wise Apr 19, 2007

    hmmm...i updated my routers firmware AirPlus DI-524 Wireless Router 802.11g/2.4ghz to version 1.23 and STILL, i get the speed like that above. As for the upgrade for my networks card, mines is a Attansic L1 gigabit 10.100.1000 Base-T, driver version: 1.4.3790.7

    ...more help pls?



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Although the router shouldn't allocate bandwidth like that, remember also that your broadband has limited bandwidth as well. What I mean is your DSL or cable modem only has a limited about of bandwidth coming in from the "outside world" to your router, which then distributes it internally. That said, that doesn't sound like much of a load, depending on what type of broadband you have. Have you checked for: a) FW updates for your router? b) driver updates for your network cards? Additionally, are you sayding from the statement "I used wires on this wireless router" that both systems were using hard-wired connections rather than wi-fi?

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  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2007

    Depending on the router you are using, a FW upgrade can make quite a difference for stability, etc on the connections. Some companies, like Linksys, release tons of FW upgrades for their routers.



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